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BCIA Culpeper Junior Bulls Sell April 3rd -
New Open House Format

Livestock Update, March 2009

Scott P. Greiner, Ph.D., Extension Animal Scientist, Beef, VA Tech

The 51st annual sale of the Virginia BCIA Culpeper Junior bulls will be Friday, April 3 at 4:00 p.m. at Glenmary Farm in Rapidan, VA. New for this year, the bulls will be sold in an Open House format. Bulls will be on display prior to the sale beginning at Noon on April 3rd at Glenmary Farm. The bulls will be sold on an individual basis beginning at 4:00 p.m.

A select group of Virginia Premium Assured fall–bred heifers along with a group of first-calf heifers with spring calves at their side will sell immediately following the bulls.

A total of 58 bulls are currently on test at Glenmary Farm, including 41 Angus and 17 Red Angus. The top two-thirds of these bulls will be sold. All bulls selling qualify as sires for the Virginia Quality Assured (VQA) Purple Tag Feeder Calf Program. Complete performance information will be available on all bulls.

Beef producers and others who are interested are invited to visit Glenmary Farm to view the bulls and heifers. Glenmary Farm is located at Rapidan, VA and operated by Tom and Kim Nixon, phone 540-672-7396.

For catalogs and additional information on the bulls or heifers, phone Virginia BCIA at 540-231-9163, Steve Hopkins, Extension Agent Orange County, at 540-672-1361, or visit the website

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